I am excited to announce a new award, the Upper School Mathematics Students of the Trimester!
Each math faculty member was free to choose whichever student of theirs they thought best exemplified what they are looking for in a model mathematics student. The official description of the award is as follows:
“Awarded to students who exemplify the math department’s core values of competence, confidence, and perseverance while helping their peers realize the relevance and importance of an exceptional mathematical education both for its beauty and for its practical application.”
The following students have been recognized as the Upper School Mathematics Students of the Trimester for Winter 2015.
Please join me in congratulating these outstanding mathematics students!
Anthony Aquadro – Anthony is a consistent leader in class. He did a particularly nice job in keeping up – and improvising – while his wrist was in a cast. He asks lots of clarifying questions, helping his learning and those around him.
Bryan Bates – Bryan is a diligent worker with an enthusiasm for learning algebra. Always engaged in class, Bryan asks insightful questions, volunteers answers to the most demanding questions and enjoys challenging himself as a student. After missing a week of school early in the trimester, Bryan battled back to become my top performing algebra student. Congratulations Bryan!
Yuwei Cao – Yuwei has done impressive work this year in AP statistics showing great improvement in her ability to translate sophisticated problems into symbolic form and apply the appropriate statistical techniques. Yuwei challenges herself to uphold high standards in her written interpretations and continuously works to perfect her responses. It has truly been a pleasure working with Yuwei and I look forward to seeing her continued success.
Max Chipouras – He is consistently top of the class. he works very hard and is always focused and on task. He is also a top notch math student.
Nick Garofano – Nick achieved extraordinary high goals in Precalculus during the second trimester. He is front and center in the classroom each and every day. Nick sets an excellent example for his peers with his diligence on the nightly homework assignments. He understands the importance of the process and cares about how he reaches his goals.
Caleb Holmberg – He made tremendous progress in the winter term. After struggling a bit in the fall he resolved to really work hard after Thanksgiving. He started coming for extra help, and he worked diligently to focus more carefully during class time. He ended the term on a high note, with a solid score on the winter term assessment. I was particularly impressed with the improvement he showed on the proofs. He had found those problems very difficult back in the fall but now seems to have few problems with them. I’m so happy with the growth he has shown in the course.
Oliver Lawrence – Oliver has demonstrated a consistently high level of effort and understanding on each topic in Algebra 1. He has also been able to work with a great deal of patience and thoroughness when working with other students. His level of care has not only helped him succeed but has helped the class as well.
Haley McCreary – Not only is Haley a strong mathematical thinker, but she is also an outstanding student in every way. She takes the time to think critically and creatively about every problem and attacks each with determination and confidence. She collaborates with enthusiasm through openly sharing her understanding while asking for others’ ideas and help as needed. Her solid A work on the Ambiguous Case essay was the perfect representation of her ability as well as her desire to always put for her best effort.
Emily Peirent – Emily has a singular passion and enjoyment for mathematics that’s always well-stated. She has fun with every class and is always a positive driver during class discussions. She works HARD and makes it look easy. Bravo.
Kelli Peters – Kelli is an outstanding student in my algebra II class. She is a model student in the classroom. She is always found answering difficult questions in class, going to the board to explain her work to the class, and helping her peers during group work inside of class and every Tuesday night outside of class.
Michael Warren – Michael has been a very consistent and dedicated math student. In a demanding Algebra II Honors class, he has constantly achieved high grades due to his strong work ethic and instinctive insights into the material. He is always prepared and ready to learn.
Molly Zawacki – She has excelled at Robotics II with nearly perfect scores!